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MCC Transfer Official Earns Distinguished Service Award

May 23, 2018 GMT

LOWELL -- Jane Fain, Middlesex Community College’s coordinator of transfer affairs, recently received the Sarah Elizabeth Crane Distinguished Service Award from the New England Transfer Association.

The Framingham resident was presented the award at the 2018 NETA conference for exercising active professional leadership in transfer advocacy. Comprising transfer professionals from two- and four-year colleges and universities, NETA is dedicated to improving the transfer process for students, and to providing professional-development opportunities for its members.

“It is an honor to be recognized for NETA service by my peers,” Fain said. “It is also a privilege to win an award named for a dear friend. Sarah Crane and I worked together at Wentworth Institute of Technology. I encouraged her to join NETA, and we served together on the Governing Board.”

Fain has been working at Middlesex since 2006, and is a member of the Academic, Career & Transfer Centers team. Along with providing transfer assistance to students, she works to ensure that advising staff, as well as faculty and professional staff, have up-to-date transfer information to assist their student advisees. Fain organizes two Transfer Fairs each semester (one on each campus), as well as four-year college and university visits to Middlesex.

An active participant on the Statewide MassTransfer Steering Committee, Fain has helped update the implementation guidelines for the Statewide MassTransfer Agreement. She has also been a presenter at many NETA conferences, and National Academic Advising Association regional conferences.